Combining Botox and Facial Fillers for Optimum Outcomes

wrinkle-filler-impressions-300x199There is no one-size-fits-all in cosmetic surgery. A facelift may be extremely beneficial for your officemate but there’s no guarantee that it will have the same effect on you. Botox may work wonders on your wrinkles and creases yet it may not be enough for your mom’s nasolabial folds and jowls. Combining treatments may be necessary to achieve optimum outcomes in facial rejuvenation. Blending Botox and dermal fillers is an excellent example.

Bet on Botox

Botox softens the appearance of wrinkles and creases through its relaxing effect on the facial muscles. It works by blocking the release of the acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes muscle contraction. Botox injections are ideal for wrinkles and creases that are formed through repeated muscle contractions such as crow’s feet (wrinkles on the outermost corners of the eyes), forehead lines, and smile lines. Each problem area requires different amounts of Botox.

Focus on Fillers

Volume loss is another component of facial aging and is apparent in the appearance of jowls, hollows, folds, and deeper lines. Botox cannot address these issues. Fortunately, facial fillers, as their name implies, can fill and replace volume loss for a more naturally rejuvenated look. There are numerous fillers that are widely used today. Some hyaluronic fillers, like Juvederm, actually fill the space, while other fillers such as Sculptra stimulate the body to produce more volume-adding substances.

 

Would you like to learn more about combining subtle treatments to achieve dramatic outcomes in facial rejuvenation? Call us at 310.375.9595 to schedule a consultation today!

 

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